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The Victorian Era--Middle Class Clothing

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The Victorian Era--Middle Class Clothing
Maha Rizvi

The Middle Class

In the Victorian Era, the clothing of each social class was different. The upper class wore fancier and more extravagant clothing, the middle wore simpler clothing, and the lower class wore clothes of low quality.

The middle class was a working class so they wore clothes suitable to their job and much more relaxed and comfortable than the extravagant clothes of the upper class
(Picture from: http://www.mylearning.org/victorian-values--health-and-environment/images/1-3317/)
Middle Class Women's clothing
The daily, go-to outfit for women was a long plain tunic with a long skirt and a scarf. Women wore this when out running errands, working, or doing chores.
For the rare, occasional party, they had other clothing options. Most middle class women wore a ruffled blouse with puffy sleeves and a long flowing skirt,
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Clothing by the season--Women
Even in the Spring and Summer seasons, Victorian women still wore long skirts and long sleeves. They were modest and it wasn't common to be revealing. They were made of lighter material than their winter and fall clothing and also were light in colors. The Fall and Winter would be the time for thick heavy coats on top of a long and thick dress with many other layers.
(Picture from:http://www.madamebovarysdaughter.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/victorian_mother_child_postcard-p239134267433946504trdg_400.jpg
Men in the Middle Class were constantly working and wore clothing suited for the workplace.
For formal events they wore a suit jacket (which was the only one they had) with a nice pressed shirt and some slacks accompanied with a little top hat. It would depend on how much money they had to spend on clothing.
(Image from: http://www.victoriana.com/Fashion/Mens-Clothing/images/1868-6.jpg
Middle Class Men's clothing
The daily outfit for a man would be straight-legged pants with a longer thick shirt and boots along with a hat.
During the winter this outfit would be accompanied with a long jacket
They would put away the jacket during spring.
They wore lighter clothes during the summer months .
A scarf with the outfit during the fall.

Clothing by the season--Men
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